Parshat Chukat: Numbers 19:1 - 22:1

This parsha concludes with more battles. The Amorites and the Bashan people engaged the Israelites in battle, both groups refusing us safe passage through their land. In both instances, the Israelites won.

This seems to be a fairly easy portion, run of the mill in fact, but it is clearly taking us to the end of the story -- revealing new leaders, showing a new generation beginning to take power, but also remembering what Moshe and Aaron took us through.

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Talia Davis is the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of rabbis. She directs the Jewish Portal at Patheos and manages the site's online community.

6/15/2010 4:00:00 AM
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    As the daughter, niece, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of rabbis, Talia Davis has been immersed in Jewish culture and communities throughout her life. She has lived in Israel and served as the Religious and Cultural Vice President of the Southeast Region of North American Federation of Temple Youth. Presently she enjoys attending synagogue at a variety of shuls that range from Chabad Orthodox to her father's post-denominational, Rocky Mountain Hai.
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